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September 12th, 2014

Man wins shopping spree at Community Markets

September 12, 2014

After winning the raffle for a shopping spree at Community Markets in Wapakoneta, one lucky person had 90 seconds to pile his cart with food Thursday morning.

Tony Allen, of Wapakoneta, said he had specific items in mind before the shopping spree, which was sponsored by the Decorative Arts Committee, a committee within the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP).

September 11th

McDonald’s expansion on track

September 11, 2014

After more than three months of construction, the new McDonald’s restaurant on Bellefontaine Street will celebrate its official grand opening Sept. 25.

The restaurant, which has been drive-thru only since Aug. 27, will open its doors starting at 6 a.m. on the day of the grand opening. A ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the store’s official opening will be held at 10 a.m. and will last between 30 and 45 minutes.

Board gets update on sewer rules

September 11, 2014

Curt Anderson, director of environmental health in Auglaize County, said he hoped this was the final time he would have to update the board of health on the state sewage regulations after a long seven- year period.

The new process will deal with new properties within the county and the sewage system implemented when the land is built on.

Rescue squad addresses Botkins council

September 11, 2014

BOTKINS — During a regular Village of Botkins council meeting,  Anna Rescue Squad Chief Ben Luthman addressed council members to discuss the squad’s recent takeover of ambulance services in Jackson Center and Jackson Township.

Luthman said the new monthly contract would not change the current services provided to the Botkins area.

Luthman said Botkins should not see a decrease in services. The department houses two ambulances in Anna and one ambulance in Botkins.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

John Henry Jackson, 83

September 11, 2014

John Henry Jackson, 83, of Wapakoneta, went to be with the Lord at 8:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born on March 29, 1931, in Pineville, Ky., to Gillis and Roseiena (Simpson) Jackson, who preceded him in death. He married Myrtle Brock, who survives in Wapakoneta, with whom they have four children. He then married Anna B. Martin, who passed away in 1997.

Marjorie A. Settlemire, 92

September 11, 2014

Marjorie A. Settlemire, 92, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 4:27 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Randolph County, Ind., the daughter of Ora and Goldie (Davis) Alexander, who preceded her in death. When she was a young Hoosier lady, Marjorie met her future husband during World War II. On Feb. 24, 1943, she married William F. Settlemire in Covington, Ky., before he left for the military. He passed away Nov. 10, 2007.

September 10th

County solid waste coordinator retires

September 10, 2014

Auglaize County Solid Waste District Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer announced he will retire at the end of the year, saying it is “just the right time.”

“I talked to people who had retired and asked them how they decided when to retire, and they said ‘you’ll just know when the time comes,’ so I think that time is here for me,” Reichelderfer said. “It’s time to try something different and let someone else take over.”

Health board mulls vaccine requirements

September 10, 2014

Approving the new policy and protocols for the Zostavax shingles vaccine was a main point of discussion Tuesday morning during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting.

Director of Nursing Cindy Jones explained the recent changes for the policy on administration of the shingles vaccine.

Richard Lee Pollard, 75

September 10, 2014

Richard Lee Pollard, 75, of rural New Knoxville, fell asleep peacefully in his home in New Knoxville on Sept. 7, 2014, and is awaiting the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born to James W. Pollard and Malvina (Stuehmeier) Pollard on Aug. 2, 1939. Richard grew up in rural Centralia, Ill., surrounded by family. 

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